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propylon

[prop-uh-lon]
noun, plural prop·y·la [prop-uh-luh] /ˈprɒp ə lə/.
  1. propylaeum.
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Origin of propylon

1825–35; < Greek propýlon, equivalent to pro- pro-2 + pýl(ē) gate + -on neuter singular noun ending
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Historical Examples of propylon

  • Champollion and some architects suppose that they stood before a propylon.

    The Overland Guide-book

    James Barber

  • The really ancient part of the structure begins with the rows of sphinxes which border the road behind the propylon.

  • I well remember the morning when I stood before the propylon, or chief entrance of Karnak.

    Sketches

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • I well remember the morning I stood before the propylon, or chief entrance of Karnak.

    Sketches

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • Judging from the scenes and inscriptions which accompany it, Champollion thought this represented a propylon at the Ramesseum.